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Pediatric Pain Medicine

Contact number | 202-476-3273
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Committed to Managing Your Child's Pain

Our experts work with the commitment and partnership of your family and primary care doctor to successfully manage your child's pain long term, so it doesn't control their quality of life.

Meet our team

The Pediatric Pain Medicine at Children's National Hospital provides comprehensive care to babies, infants and adolescents who have pain. We offer evaluation and treatment of your child's acute pain. Acute pain is pain caused by tissue damage. Medications alone often help decrease this type of pain. As your child's body heals, their pain will go away. We also offer evaluation and treatment for your child's chronic pain. Chronic pain is caused by a variety of factors; it is complex and does not go away with medications alone.

A team including board-certified pain physicians, anesthesiologists, psychologists and other pediatric specialists review every aspect of your child's pain. By working together, we develop a diagnosis and in partnership with families, offer personalized treatment plans to increase your child's comfort and function in everyday life.

Our Services

We treat the whole child, paying special attention to both their physical and emotional needs. Some of the services that we provide for our patients include:

Contact Information

For more information or to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment with Pain Medicine, please call 202-476-3273. To speak with our chronic pain front desk, please call 202-476-6765. To send a fax, please use 202-476-3018. For all inpatient consults, please call 202-602-4701.

Pediatric Pain Medicine Team

  • Elisha Peterson

    Elisha Peterson
    Director, Chronic Pain
    Acute Pain Specialist

  • Ira Cohen

    Ira Cohen
    Acute Pain Specialist
    Acupuncture Specialist

  • Julia FInkel

    Julia Finkel
    Acute Pain Specialist, Sheikh Zayed Research Faculty

  • Sophie R. Pestieau

    Sophie Pestieau
    Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs
    Medical Director, Center for Surgical Care
    Acute Pain Specialist

  • Sarah Reece-Stremtan

    Sarah Reece-Stremtan
    Acute Pain Specialist
    Acupuncture Specialist

  • Daniela Herrera

    Daniela Herrera
    Nurse Practitioner, Acute Pain

  • Kelly Riely, NP

    Kelly Riely
    Nurse Practitioner for Chronic Pain

  • Tracy Burns, MD

    Tracy Burns
    Chronic Pain Specialist

  • Michael Lotke

    Michael Lotke
    Assistant Director, Global Services
    Chronic Pain Specialist

  • Jeffrey Rabin

    Jeffrey Rabin
    Vice-Chair, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
    Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
    Chronic Pain Specialist

  • Angela Fletcher

    Angela Fletcher
    Psychologist for Chronic Pain

  • Laura Gray PhD

    Laura Gray